How To Check Your Phone Compatibility When Switching To Tracfone

Learn how to keep your smartphone, phone number, and network when you make the move to Tracfone.

Switching to Tracfone offers users a number of benefits, from our Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™ to our no-contract, no-extra-fee phone plans. You even have the option to keep the smartphone you love, along with your phone number and your network.

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Making the move is easier than ever before – all you have to do is check the compatibility of your smartphone. How do you do that? It only takes a few simple steps to perform a compatibility check online before you can purchase an Activation Kit and find a Tracfone plan that works for you.

Making the move is easier than ever before. Start by performing a compatibility check.

Select the carrier

The first step in checking the compatibility of your phone is to select your phone carrier. The options available include:

  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • I Have An Unlocked GSM Phone
  • Other / I Don’t Know

If you are unsure what carrier your phone is already compatible with, clicking the fifth option prompts a list of other phone providers for you to choose from. Keep in mind: Tracfone is not compatible with every phone and every phone carrier.

Enter your SIM

After selecting AT&T, T-Mobile, I Have An Unlocked GSM Phone, or another compatible phone carrier, you will be prompted to enter your phone’s SIM number. The SIM card stores a ton of important data on your phone, from contacts and photos to stored text messages and your phone number. The SIM number is simply a list of characters used to identify your phone. You can easily find the SIM number by ejecting the SIM card or in “Settings” on your phone. If your phone does not have a SIM card, there is also the option to purchase a new one from Tracfone.

Enter the IMEI

If you choose Verizon or another compatible carrier, you will be asked to enter your phone’s IMEI or MEID number. Both of these numbers are also used to identify your phone, just like the SIM number. The IMEI and the MEID can be located in your phone’s settings, or by dialing *#06# on your device.

Purchase a plan

If your phone is compatible with Tracfone, all that’s left to do is buy an Activation Kit and find the right service plan that suits your needs. For as low as $15, you’ll receive 500MB of data, 200 minutes of airtime, and 500 text messages for 30 days of service. Looking for something for the long-haul? Opt for a 365-day plan that comes with 1,500 minutes, 1,500 texts, and 1.5GB of data for just $125.00. If you only need a basic phone plan for talk, text, and Web, we offer plenty of options for you, too.

Switching to Tracfone

We make switching to Tracfone and keeping your phone, phone number, and wireless network easy. Looking for an upgrade? Tracfone also provides a wide selection of phones with different styles and capabilities for you to choose from. Make the move to today to enjoy Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™ and flexible plans free from contracts and extra fees.

Prices do not include fees or taxes. Keep your own phone (KYOP): Requires a compatible or unlocked smartphone. Most GSM and CDMA smartphones are compatible. Plans, SIM Kits and Phones sold separately. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. Tracfone is a registered trademark of TracFone Wireless, Inc.